Creative arts Ministry Not Impacting

imagesMost creative arts pundits complained so many times to be considered in the nations development plan and its budget. They went all out to express their grievances to the government and the public as well. After all these efforts were made tirelessly a new ministry was formed to help the creative arts industry. These advocates also yielded the creative arts industry being apportioned some money in the budget.The deputy minister for  that ministry is a veteran Actress Abla Dzifa Gomashie. They made some promises of implementing measures that will help to boost the creative industry. After the ministry was set up there has not been any major developments in the creative sector. One of the strong advocates for the establishment of the ministry Is Kwame Dadzie and this is the comments on his wall on Facebook.

“Hi, Hon. Abla Dzifa Gomashie, I hope the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts becomes beneficial and relevant to the creative arts and entertainment sector this year.

Two years gone and we still can’t see, smell, taste or feel the ministry’s impact on the entertainment industry.

Some other pundits have also talked about the fact that she is posting pictures of food and other things which are not relevant to the art industry.

I trust the much talked about Creative Arts Council has not gone down the drains. Hmmm Ama Ghana”

In my research this is what i found out about the ministry their mandate vision and mission.

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Creative Arts has been realigned through Executive Instrument (E.I. 2013) to provide a firm, stable policy environment for effective mainstreaming of Ghanaian culture into all aspects of national life and to ensure the strong emergence of a vibrant creative economy to improve and advance the tourism industry.
The Ministry is to facilitate the interface between government, implementing bodies in tourism, culture and the creative industries as well as international and civil society partners

Vision:To develop sustainable tourism pivoted on Ghanaian culture and creative arts as a key driver to accelerated national development

Mission:The Ministry exists to create a conducive environment for sustainable growth and development of the sector to enable it contribute enormously to GDP through effective and efficient use of appropriate policies, plans, programmes and projects. It is also to develop and sustain public–private-partnership with the Diaspora for resource mobilization and investment.


Monica Otumfuor

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